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26 Jun 2013 description
  • Locusts have infested a wide portion of western Madagascar, threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
  • Reduced rain was observed along the Gulf of Guinea, while heavy rain fell over South Sudan during the past week.

1) Since the beginning of May, intermittent and insufficient rains have increased rainfall deficits over parts of north central Nigeria. Scattered, moderate to heavy showers are forecast over the region during the next outlook period; but they may not be sufficient to fully overcome accumulated deficits.

10 May 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:
Tropical Cyclone Update:

As we approach the end of the tropical cyclone season, it is appropriate to review this past season. As of this date, we have had 23 numbered cyclones in the South Indian Ocean compared with the average number of 27. None of the tropical cyclones impacted mainland Africa and only one, Boloeste, impacted Madagascar.